60 Minutes Segment Includes Rotary's Partnership with Gates Foundation To Eradicate Polio
Rotary staff worked closely with the producers of 60 Minutes during the filming of the portion on polio. On March 21, the 60 Minutes team filmed at a World Health Organization polio vaccine distribution center in Wazirabad, India. The crew followed India PolioPlus Committee Chair Deepak Kapur, Rotarians, and health workers through Sri Ram Colony, Karawal Nagar -- a densely populated area near Wazirabad -- to shoot polio immunization activities..
The Gates Foundation has awarded Rotary $355 million in challenge grants to support immunization campaigns in developing countries, where polio continues to infect and paralyze children. As of September 30, Rotarians have raised about $146 million for Rotary's $200 Million Challenge -- Rotary's response to the Gates Foundation grants.